Graduate Institute for Online Course Design

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Deadline Extended: Monday, January 18, 2021 

Would you like to receive training online course design? Have you taken an online course and have ideas on a redesign? The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences invites you to enroll in the Graduate Institute for Online Course Design. This course design institute, led by experienced GSAS teaching assistants, will help students translate an existing face-to-face course into an inclusive, student-centered online course. See below for the bios of the two student facilitators. 

This institute is designed for graduate students who are interested in teaching in the future as well as current or past Teaching Assistants (TAs). Participants will redesign a face-to-face course or improve an online course they’ve taught in the past, one they plan to teach or TA, or even simply a course they’ve experienced as a student.

The institute is offered at no-cost to current GSAS Master’s and Ph.D. students and will be offered over five days – Sunday, January 24 – Thursday, January 28, 2021. Times for synchronous work will be 10:00 – 11:15 am and 1:30 – 3:00 pm. Visit this link to review the agenda for the institute. 

To learn more or if you have additional questions, please email Angela Foss.


Stephanie Engel:

Stephanie Engel is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at Tufts. She has previously taught two online “Introduction to Theatre” courses and plans to teach a hybrid model of “Introduction to Acting” this Spring. Stephanie is very excited to join the Graduate Institute for Online Course Design and looks forward to sharing her tips and tricks on creating an interactive and lively class, even when confined to the computer screen.

Patrece Joseph:

Patrece Joseph is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Child Study and Human Development at Tufts with an expected graduation this May. She has experience teaching students and leading workshops online and virtually as a writing tutor, Graduate Institute for Teaching fellow, and supervisor of a research lab. Patrece is enthusiastic about joining the Graduate Institute for Online Course Design and looks forward to working with students to design creative lectures and assignments that maximize student engagement.